American Gothic - Episode Guide

Season 1

Arrangement in Grey and Black

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Jun 22, 2016

Arrangement in Grey and Black

A prominent Boston family reels in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. After 14 years, the case of "The Silver Bells Killer" is reopened and the Hawthorne family find themselves wondering if one of their own could be behind the grisly killings that rocked the city of Boston. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Jun 29, 2016

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

After tragedy strikes the Hawthorne family, Cam, Tessa and Alison seek an explanation for the silver bells they found in the shed, while Garrett plans an explosive public announcement about a family secret. Also, the police investigation into the "Silver Bells Killer" sends Brady on a macabre quest for DNA, and a shocking new suspect emerges.

Nighthawks

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Jul 6, 2016

Nighthawks

As police begin to focus on the Hawthorne family's possible connection to the "Silver Bells Killer," Cam attempts to erase his past while Garrett reconnects with his. Also, Alison's campaign seeks the support of local professional football player Stephen Gostkowski, but the endorsement is complicated by the risky actions of one of her siblings.

Christina's World

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Jul 13, 2016

Christina's World

A death on the Hawthorne property gives Detective Brady a solid lead on the "Silver Bells Killer" ("SBK") case. Also, Garrett gives in to temptation and pursues Christina Morales (Catalina Sandino Moreno), the daughter of the first "SBK" victim, and Alison finds an unlikely ally to help fend off a lawsuit that could derail her campaign.

The Artist in His Museum

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Jul 20, 2016

The Artist in His Museum

Cam's hallucinations make him question his own participation in a gruesome crime. Also, Madeline receives a cryptic message and leaves town to confront the sender.

The Chess Players

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Jul 27, 2016

The Chess Players

The Hawthornes get publicly implicated in the SBK case and begin turning on one another. Elsewhere: Garrett coaxes Christina into a camping trip, but things take a dangerous turn.

The Gross Clinic

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Aug 3, 2016

The Gross Clinic

Loses trust in Garrett, Alison's mayoral campaign sinks, Cam's sobriety is tested, and Tessa witnesses disturbing new behavior in Jack. Also, Brady is worried that the new information about Silver Bells isn't exactly what it seems to be.

Kindred Spirits

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Aug 10, 2016

Kindred Spirits

Also, Garrett and Alison work to silence a local reporter who is harassing the Hawthornes, and Brady makes a bizarre breakthrough in the Silver Bells Killer case.

The Oxbow

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Aug 17, 2016

The Oxbow

Key Hawthorne family secrets are revealed when Garrett is forced to reflect on his 14 years of solitude in the woods. Also, Alison turns the screws on a local reporter, with shocking results.

The Veteran in a New Field

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Aug 24, 2016

The Veteran in a New Field

The city is in a panic after the SBK's accomplice strikes again. As Alison enlists Brady's help to clear her name and find the real culprit, Tessa suspects that Madeline knows more than she's letting on and Cam is forced to make a decision about Sophie's custody of Jack.

Freedom from Fear

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Aug 31, 2016

Freedom from Fear

After Hawthorne family members catch each other lying about the past, they are forced to revisit a fateful night in 2002.

Madame X

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Sep 7, 2016

Madame X

With a killer taunting them, the Hawthornes look to the police for assistance, but Brady needs Garrett's help to solve the case. Alison prepares for the election and is rocked by a shocking discovery about her family and the unexpected return of an old friend. Also, as the family gathers for Election Day, they attempt to identify the killer in their midst, but one of them won't make it out alive.